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Ekati Donates Eighth Diamond To Stanton Fundraiser

by NationTalk on April 16, 2007776 Views

April 13, 2007

The EKATI Diamond Mine announced today its continued support of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation by donating the EKATI Stone for Stanton to Board Chairperson, Jeanette Mills.

“Today’s donation marks the eighth consecutive year that we’ve given a diamond to the Foundation in the spirit of healthy fundraising, and it’s a practice we will continue for the next two years, as part of our second five-year commitment to the people of the North”, said Richard Morland, Vice-President Operations for BHP Billiton’s EKATI Diamond Mine.

The EKATI Diamond Mine prides itself in its sustainable development practices – and it aspires to Zero Harm, which includes seeking ways to promote and improve the health of its workforce and the communities in which it operates.EKATI’s Vision of Outstanding People, Superior Performance, and Proud Legacy is reflected in its partnership shared with the Foundation. BHP Billiton congratulates the Foundation Board of Directors for their steadfast dedication to raising funds to ensure that all Northerners have access to the best treatment and diagnostic equipment available.

The 2008 EKATI Stone for Stanton will help raise funds towards the Foundation’s Better Beds For You campaign. The diamond is a beautiful Aurias brand, princess cut diamond of 1.06 carats and bears the CanadaMark certificate of origin. The diamond is from BHP Billiton’s EKATI Diamond Mine and has an estimated retail value of $10,500 dollars.

Tickets to win the diamond are available for purchase at Birchwood Gallery where the diamond is on display. It will also be showcased at the Spring Trade Show on May 12-13, 2007 in Yellowknife where both the Stanton Foundation and BHP Billiton will have booths.

For more information contact:
Deana Twissell
Senior External Affairs Officer
BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc.
Tel: (867) 669-6107
Fax: (867) 669-9293

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